Biography

    

 Known for his sensitive playing and his expressive qualities, Antoine Laporte is also praised for both his introspective interpretations and for his technical brilliance. Recently, he has been accepted at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP) in partnership with Sorbonne Université to pursue doctorate studies under the guidance of the pianist Denis Pascal and his research focuses on the piano works of the miss-known French composer  Gabriel Pierné (1863-1937)

 

He is 3rd Prize winner in the famous Prix d’Europe Competition in Montreal. He is also First prize winner of the North York Festival Concerto Competition in Toronto and was invited to perform with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra in October 2017. Antoine is also a 2nd prize winner of the Bradshaw and Buono International Competition in New York and a 3rd Prize winner in the Festival-concours Pierre-De-Saurel.  In 2017, he was invited to the Suzhou Jinji Lake Piano Competition in China and was semi-finalist at the Wideman International Piano in Louisiana, USA. In 2016, Antoine released his first recording, works of Brahms, Beethoven and Scriabin which subsequently was broadcast by Radio-Canada. In 2019, he has been awarded a grant by the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec to pursue his piano Studies with Jean-Paul Sévilla in France. Recently, he has been awarded a scholarship from the Fondation Meyer. 

 

As recitalist, he counts among his notable performances the Musical Sundays at the Mount Royal Chalet (Montreal), a Prelude concert at Koerner Hall and at the Orford Festival. He performed at the Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Rising Stars Recital in Toronto (Canada). Antoine made his début at Carnegie Hall in March 2017 as part of the Adamant Music School 75th Anniversary Concert. 

 

He has participated in master classes with such great pianists as Leon Fleisher, Louis Lortie, Anton Nel, John Perry, Stephen Kovacevich, Michel Béroff, André Laplante, Nicolai Lugansky and Robert McDonald. He participated in summer academies in Canada, such as the Orford Academy and Domaine Forget, and outside the country such as the Beethoven Bootcamp at the Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, the Adamant Music School (USA), summer course in Poitou (France) with Jean-Paul Sevilla, and the19th International Piano Week in Wavre, (Belgium) under the direction of Diane Andersen to pursue research on the French composer Gabriel Pierné. 

 

Antoine Laporte attended the Montreal Conservatory of Music, earning his undergraduate degree under the tutelage of Suzanne Goyette and, his master's degree in music (with Le Prix) under the guidance of renowned pianist Richard Raymond. Antoine completed last Spring an Artist Diploma from The Glenn Gould School with Irish pianist and pedagogue John O’Conor under a full scholarship offered by The Weston Family.

 November 2019

Antoine Laporte  340, rue Olympique, Sorel-Tracy, Qc.

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